Nando Alvarez-Perez

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Post-industrial Living Situation 1 (Self-Centered World), 2017 Ultrachrome Prints, Sintra, Extruded Aluminum Frames, Nano Pigment Prints On Silk Charmeuse, Dye Diffusion Print On Carpet 78x102x72" © Nando Alvarez-Perez
Post-industrial Cenotaph for an Immaterial Body II (v.1), 2017 Extruded Aluminum, Nano Pigment Prints On Silk Charmeuse, Polyethylene 81x54x27" © Nando Alvarez-Perez
Remembrance Block 1, 2017 Extruded Aluminum, Ultrachrome Prints, Sintra 27x13x25" © Nando Alvarez-Perez
Post-industrial Totem for Home or Office 7 (Neon Venus Pixel Quartzite), 2016 Extruded Aluminum, Ultrachrome Prints, Sintra, Vinyl 60x143x2" © Nando Alvarez-Perez
Quick Facts
Buffalo, NY
Birth year
Lives in
Oakland, CA
Works in
Oakland, CA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2014, MFA
Representing galleries
Bio and CV

From 2008-2011 Nando Alvarez-Perez studied film history at CUNY Hunter College where he graduated summa cum laude and received his BA in Film Studies and Special Honors from the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. In 2014 he graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute where he was awarded the Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography. Alvarez-Perez has published three books, most recently Alpine Shadow Black Madonna. His work was exhibited at the inaugural edition of UNTITLED Art Fair in San Francisco, was included in the exhibition, "Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000," at Photofairs SF, and at the Material Art Fair 2017 in Mexico City. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Interface Gallery in Oakland CA as well as a residency at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester NY. Alvarez-Perez is a visiting lecturer in the photography program at the California College of the Arts and a photography operations lead at Airbnb.



2014 MFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute

2011 BFA, Film Studies, Summa Cum Laude, CUNY Hunter College



Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Still Life/Nature Morte - Tmoro Projects - Santa Clara, CA

2016 Space Objects w/Marcel Freymond - Kulturfolger at Egg n' Spoon Gallery - Zurich, CH

2016 Post-Industrial Polylith 1 (Curio of Curios) - John McNeil Studio - Berkeley, CA

2016 Totems for a Flattened Now - CEPA Gallery - Buffalo, NY


2015 ...And as it Passed it Cast a Long Shadow - 100% Gallery - San Francisco, CA


2014 Vital Geometry and the Magic of Completion - League Gallery - Berkeley, CA

2014 Lacuna - Paul Sack Gallery - San Francisco, CA



Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Insights: New Approaches to Photography Since 2000 - San Francisco, CA


2016 Untitled Group Show - Kulturfolger at Jules Maeght Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2016 Art Book Show - Bass & Reiner Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2016 Group show juried by Arpad Kovacs - LA Center for Digital Art - Los Angeles, CA


2015 Salón Boricua - 4th Poly/Graphic Triennial - San Juan, PR

2015 Parking Lot Art Fair - Fort Mason Parking Lot - San Francisco, CA

2015 Radical Color - Newspace Center for Photography - Portland, OR


2014 Bang! - Bass & Reiner Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2014 Time/Space - Diego Rivera Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2014 SFiCA Presents "Refraction" - Lobot Gallery - Oakland, CA

2014 Currently Untitled - Swell Gallery - San Francisco, CA


2013 A Hole Lot About Nothing - Swell Gallery - San Francisco, CA

2013 Fabricated To Be Photographed - 1038SF - San Francisco, CA


2012 The Artist Among Us - Burchfield-Penney Art Center - Buffalo, NY


2011 Rapture/Rupture - Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center - Buffalo, NY


Art Fairs

2017 Material Art Fair with City Limits Gallery - Mexico City, MX

2017 Photofairs SF as part of the Insights public exhibition

2017 Untitled SF with Interface Gallery - San Francisco, CA


Teaching Experience and Lectures

2017 Visiting Faculty, Spring Semester - Tools 3: Advanced Digital Photo - CCA


2016 Instructor, Photoshop and Lightroom 1 at the Berkeley Student Union - UC Berkeley

2016 Lecture on Post-Industrial Polylith 1 - John McNeil Studio

2016 Guest Lecturer, PH-303 Methods of Display w/John Priola - San Francisco Art Institute


2015 Guest Lecturer - Airbnb Art Department

2015 Guest Lecturer PH-303 Expanded Image w/Aaron Terry - San Francisco Art Institute

2015 Guest Lecturer PH-203 The Modern Tableau w/Ivan Iannoli - San Francisco Art Institute


2014 Guest Lecturer PH-101 Intro to Digital Photo w/Josh Smith - San Francisco Art Institute

2014 Guest Lecturer PH-205 Visual Translations w/John Priola- San Francisco Art Institute

2014 Visiting Faculty - Photography as a Daily Practice - San Francisco Art Institute

2014 Spring Semester, Teaching Asst. to Sean McFarland - San Francisco Art Institute


2013 Spring Semester, Teaching Asst. to Thom Sempere - San Francisco Art Institute




2015 Exhibition Award - CEPA Gallery - Juried by Cathleen Chaffee


2012 Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Photography - San Francisco Art Institute




2017 Creator's Project - 9 Eye-Grabbing Works from Untitled SF

2017 - Business by the Bay - UNTITLED SF Highlight

2017 Elephant Magazine - Preview: UNTITLED SF


2016 The Art Scene Podcast - Episode 3: Nando Alvarez-Perez

2016 Limited Edition Gallery at John McNeil Studio Interview Series

2016 PDN Photo of the Day for 2/16/16

2016 Buffalo News - Review of Totems - by Conor Moynihan (Full Interview Here)

2016 Buffalo Rising - Artist Profile and Interview


2015 Don/Dean Blog - Interview by Cole Don Kelley and Jessica Dean Camp

2015 Art Practical - Shotgun Review by Sarah Hotchkiss - “Long Shadow” at 100% Gallery

2015 Capricious NY Blog - Photographer of the Week #78 April 29, 2015

2015 - Fan Mail: Nando Alvarez-Perez - essay by A. Will Brown

2015 - "'Radical Color' Exhibition Features Eye-Popping Hues"

2015 Humble Arts Foundation - Group Show 44: "Radical Color"


2014 Curiously Direct's Best of 2014 for "Vital Geometry" at League Gallery

2014 San Francisco Art Enthusiast "Bang!" Photo Feature

2014 Oranbeg Press Issue 12 "The Anti-Portrait" (p.5)

Exhibited at these venues
Nando Alvarez-Perez has Exhibited at these venues: